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From Ben Laurie <...@algroup.co.uk>
Subject Re: XML Inheritance Extentions (first try)
Date Mon, 20 Dec 1999 21:21:50 GMT
Donald Ball wrote:
> On Mon, 20 Dec 1999, Ben Laurie wrote:
> > I kinda like the underlying idea, but ... I'm very dubious about the
> > whole idea of overwriting according to position. It seems to me that
> > this is going to be ambiguous and hard to maintain except in rather
> > trivial cases.
> >
> > Also, a change to a parent document would often require changes to all
> > children, which rather defeats the object.
> Can you give a for example here? I fail to see how changing the parent
> would require changing the children...

Well, if its positional, and you change the position of something in the
parent, doesn't that mean that all the children will then change the
wrong thing?



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